Publié le 21/12/2018
Robust FEA software for modeling and experimental verification
Commentaires: Getting past the initial learning curve of knowing how to properly setup a simulation, without over-constraining the system, can be quite frustrating. But when done properly, with help from experts and online resources, the end results can be extremely valuable for research and design applications in engineering, and can help guide future design improvements.
Avantages: The numerous features available in ANSYS make it essential for design verification and modeling. As a graduate researcher, designing a new experimental apparatus necessitates knowing the potential loading that will be imposed on the system, and even the flow field analysis (checking for laminar flow). ANSYS provides enough online resources to quickly learn how to create a model, create an adequate mesh, and setup the proper boundary and load conditions for the analysis. The end results have aided in improving engineering designs. I highly recommend learning and being exposed to ANSYS early as an engineer.
Inconvénients: The overall interface is not that user-friendly at first. A lot of the different setup parameters, whether meshing, boundary conditions, load conditions, physical constants, or mesh type, are all often found on their own separate drop-down window, which makes navigating between different settings and properly setting up the model quite confusing at first. The built-in modeling functions are also not robust enough to model anything complex. It is definitely recommended to import a model from a devoted CAD program.
Publié le 13/04/2017
ANSYS Workbench is just amazing
Commentaires: ANSYS has gone and made a designer's job easier. I mean,most designers will agree that undertaking analysis the conventional way is, lets be honest, way too tedious in this era. Now ANSYS has gone and made things much simpler for us. And with the user friendly GUI of the Workbench, ANSYS has taken ease and reliability of analysis several notches up. That being said, it is also to be noted that with the above mentioned user-friendliness inclusions has enhanced the potency of the software. The accuracy and reliability of solutions dished out by the software is spot on. Also for small to medium sized analysis (which is done most of the time), ANSYS does not take a toll on the PC. Analysis times are quite fast. Overall a great software to have for analysis, simulations, design optimization, design verification, etc. This, coupled with decades of development of this software makes it one of the must haves for any design organization.
Avantages: Excellent GUI. Very user friendly. High accuracy and reliability. Has numerous modules for all types of analysis.
Inconvénients: Reading mesh of imported geometry should be worked upon a little bit. Several instances have occurred wherein mesh was not read correctly leading to waste of time.
Publié le 22/05/2019
Well developed software for engineers
Commentaires: We were doing the projectile impact, depth of penetration and brittle material analysis in ANSYS. It is a good software for the simulation of plastic and brittle materials. It provides easy tools to perform analysis. The only area it lacks in postprocessing.
The user interface of the software is very good. It has all the tools to perform Explicit and Implicit Analysis. Mesh generation is easy to use and in the newer version, you can easily create complex geometry.
Good software to analyze brittle materials.
Inconvénients: The material library is not that updated for explicit materials and it could have been improved. Apart from that, there are fewer tools for postprocessing and it could have been improved. Postprocessing is the most important part of the analysis and ANSYS has some limitations in postprocessing.
Publié le 17/05/2019
Fantastic software for engineering simulations
Commentaires: I have used ANSY's for static & dynamic analysis. Tried a lot learn in the beginning correct but then it's now easy to process any analysis at work.
Avantages: Any type of analysis can be done for engineering simulations. It helped a lot during college projects and now continues at work. Integration with different modeling programs improved a lot.
Inconvénients: It's not an easy software so takes sometime to get experienced. But then simulations, CAE works get really easy after learning phase.
Publié le 15/08/2019
Ansys used for FEA of Pipelines
Commentaires: Overall its a good experience compared to other softwares used
Ansys is user friendly software to use. I used it for subsea pipelines buckling and walking analysis.
Computation is easy and help page is very useful to find out the application
Inconvénients: It takes more time to compute longer models especially when you have more degrees of freedom and constraints applied to the model
Publié le 13/04/2019
Commentaires: ANSYS has helped me to optimize in the drawing field and make high quality drawings.
Avantages: It has a great feature of designing and modelling of your need. It also has online tutoring about drawing if the user don't know how to use the software. This software has very high accuracy.
Inconvénients: Although it is a great designing software, but there can be still some improvement in the structure modelling part. Everything except this is awesome.
Publié le 23/06/2018
Avantages: After working with this vendor for years I can say we have had the best support from them. Most requests are handled without issue and always willing to work with us.
Inconvénients: Learning curve is very steep and even with documentation some of the features need support assistance. I also find it difficult to support each release separately for every user. In most cases it is easier to skip the initial and dot 2 release.
Publié le 23/06/2019
Helpful for engineering simulations
Commentaires: It's a great software for especially engineers that need simulations and calculations to resolve for their problems.
Avantages: I'm using ANSYS since college as it helped a lot with my engineering projects and now I continue at work for mechanical and structural analysis now.
Inconvénients: When I get an error for analysis, I can't find the reason easily. There are huge tutorials for the software but it's not so easy to find the problems solutions.
Publié le 07/08/2018
An effective, friendly and reliable mechanical component simulation tool.
Darwin reynell N.
Commentaires: During my mechanical engineering studies, the subjects I most enjoyed were "computer-aided design" and "Finite Element Method". For this reason my thesis was oriented in the line of mechanical design, "design of a pin-on-disk friction machine", you can apply load states on pieces of interest, determine their stresses, deformations, safety factor, fatigue, buckling between others. In the same way, repeat the process until achieving the convergence of results, redefining the meshes on a particular element. It is simply incredible.
Avantages: In addition to all the different types of analysis available to apply in the pieces, you have a really friendly interface. Your pieces can be made in the Ansys DesignModeler program or be imported from other 3D CAD tools. In addition, you have refining tools for meshing to focus on areas of interest, either by its state of charge or its particular shape.
If the size of the element chosen in the meshes is very small, the simulation can take an excessive time. The issue would be related to the processing capacity of the computer.
It is required to have knowledge of the finite element methodology, to conceptually understand what you are applying in the program.
Publié le 03/07/2019
Commentaires: This software is a very helpful software for my daily job. I use ANSYS structural for my FEA analysis. This software provides me a very good result with few errors.
Avantages: This software has one of the best hyper-elastic material analysis. ANSYS Structural provides the best FEA result. Curve fitting option is best in this software.
Inconvénients: Transition between tetra and hexa mesh can be difficult.
Publié le 12/11/2018
ANSYS and Geometry Optimization
Commentaires: I have used ANSYS and its geometry optimization tool. I have been involved in developing software packages which uses ANSYS as the solver.
Avantages: I liked the feature that ANSYS has added to the Workbench for geometry optimization.
Inconvénients: I belive the modeling part of ANSYS can be improved to be more user friendly, so that it would be much easier to use the powerfull tools that ANSYS provides.
Publié le 25/06/2018
this software is very useful.
Commentaires: Quick analysis.
Avantages: The wide availability of elements for any particular usage and the reliable solver are the major plus points. Variety of boolean operations are very easy to use.
Inconvénients: The post processing is not user friendly. The contours and graphs displayed are in old fashioned style. The scriptting is also not comfortable to use.
Publié le 18/07/2019
Great interface and mathematical tools
Commentaires: CFD simulationos for various purposes
Avantages: The math tools available in the software which make it viabole for a huge range of problems. We'rw an exlcusive ansys partner and work very closely with them on multiple tasks
Inconvénients: Sometimes takes time to solve and converge and ansys meshing isn't very good comapred to the solver
Publié le 14/04/2019
As a user
Commentaires: over all good experience.
Avantages: It is good software for electrical engineers and it is helpful in modeling and testing of new apparatus and its behavior under different conditions . It is very easy to learn and there are many resources available help in learning it efficiently.
Inconvénients: The interface is a bit confusing for new user and for beginners, it is difficult to obtain desired results. there is a need of little improvement in help.
Publié le 19/06/2019
Makes engineering decissons easier...
Avantages: Ansys WB is quite complex tool with multiple modules. You can make any of the engineering calculations (simulations) here. It works with finite element method. It has too many modules as I only know solid and fluid modules I use them on my both academical studies and design business.
Inconvénients: It is really complex, deep as ocean! Especially if you are working on the remote areas of engineering, it could be a night mare. Customer support knows basics that is OK however they can not always support you on your deep and complex problems. Also on Fluent module is not really capable for "mass transfer".
Publié le 24/05/2019
A useful product for many types of analysis
Commentaires: I use it in both work & educational studies widely, while solving vehicle system problems coming from the field. Before making any physical changes, I can first run an analysis to see the results which saves time and money.
Avantages: It has too many different tools embedded which allows one to perform different types of analyses ranging from structural to CFD, or even electrical and thermal management. One can also create his/her own models and use the meshing tool without needing any other application.
Inconvénients: Some of its tools allocates too much memory of computer while some other tools do not, which appears to be an optimization issue.
Publié le 09/01/2019
Best engineering analysis and simulation software
Commentaires: Overall it's great software. Once you get your hands on it, you get your problems solved in no time. I'm currently using this software for my BE project in mechanical engineering.
Avantages: I loved Meshing tool and graphics shown in modelling. Software has different analysis options like structural,vibration,thermal,fluid analysis and many more. I have used this software for structural and thermal analysis mainly. Great use in Finite Element Analysis. It saves time of experimentation.
Inconvénients: The hard part is to learn all about this software and its features. It's not easy to use and it's bit of expensive software.
Publié le 16/02/2018
This software really changed the way we design our equipment.
Commentaires: For our company its the construction optimisation and problem-solving where we have benefited most.
Avantages: ANSYS really changed the way we model our equipment, vibratory machinery. Until now we were relying primarily on our experience and expertise. With modal analysis, we were able to identify problems that weren't obvious before. This in return helped us to optimise our constructions and be more competitive on the market.
Inconvénients: The software is great but it is also as good as the engineer who is interpreting the results. Some areas of the software still need to be improved like the mesh generator.
Publié le 10/09/2018
great FEA software
Commentaires: great FEA software, that keeps getting better
Avantages: gives powerful structure analysis options in relatively user friendly environment. You will not find easier to use mechanical FEA software that grows in useful features with each release - for example topology optimization in v18 is really what most of mechanical engineers were waiting for in FEA tool.
quite limited meshing options (very often do not recognize simple sweep geometries and created tetra mesh)
not always intuitive (cross sections are nightmare, especially when you want to use 2 section planes)
Publié le 05/01/2019
Ansys model the world
Commentaires: I overall I’m very satisfied with this software and would definitely use it.
Avantages: Ability to solve problems of any kind of difficulty. I use it for heating system simulation and the plots it produces are perfect. Also such simulation can partially replace real experiments.
Inconvénients: Very complicated and not enough practical and cleanly explained tutorials
Publié le 13/06/2019
HAVING SOME GOOD AND BAD FEATURES
Commentaires: ANSYS Fluent is the best program in the market.I think there isn't any good alternative for fluent analysis
Avantages: The calculation time is quite good ,I was using another program ,it took 2 times from Ansys Fluent. Flexibility is another good point ,I can add c++ codes inside the program.
Inconvénients: It always gives a result even if I entered a silly numbers ,it always calculates a number and does not give an error so I always get a result but other programs such as preprocessor gambit always gives an error and you adjust your mesh or other silly numbers.
Publié le 19/04/2019
Avantages: it has Electronic Desktop with reasonable functionality
Inconvénients: Sketching the shape sometimes is hard with current Draw Toolbar.
Publié le 07/06/2018
This can be a frustrating software to use, but has lots of features.
Commentaires: Can be used to solve so many different types of mechanical and structural problems.
Avantages: This software has so many capabilities. It can be used to simulate simple beam bending problems, as well as much more complex problems like bridges and cyclic loading problems. If you get good with the command bar, you can just edit code, and read from the file to run through problems quickly. The help menu is a life-saver.
Inconvénients: Not everything is intuitive, and with no "undo" button, it can be frustrating. Getting used to the commands takes a little time. Navigating through the drop-down lists takes lots of time.
Publié le 23/07/2018
I knew this software for a University course, it's amazing to perform simulations
Commentaires: It has allowed me to simulate and improve some designs that were assigned to me as a project in a university class. Personally I have used it but its complexity means that every time I have to study the software a bit more to use some available tool
Avantages: The realism in the simulation models of this software are incredible, since they are very close to reality. The available controls allow to evaluate any variable and part that is desired. It has the option of optimizing results to reach a response that improves the performance of what is being designed and tested.
Inconvénients: The complexity of the software makes the learning curve quite slow, despite the support found on the internet, some terminology must be known before using the software and it is not described very well in some cases.
Publié le 24/07/2019
Not perfect but best for many analysis
Mohammad minhal H.
Commentaires: Working as a mechanical engineer I was simulating a fluid flow with particles in a pipe.
Avantages: I used ANSYS Workbench to perform many analysis on complex fluid flow problems with a temperature gradient to calculate the stress on the pipe.
Inconvénients: ANSYS can crash pretty easily and lose the current analysis or mesh that was processing. Having a machine with high specs counters this well